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Hi,

I'm on to the next step in upgrading my 2006 Elise. I've have read several old threads about replacing the OEM parts. Can someone shed some info on which I should go with? My case use is canyon and backroad driving, track day maybe once or twice a year. I'll contact the shops for info tomorrow but for now would like you guys' opinions. I'm confused as to which is applicable for me, and which is just overkill.

I see these options:

GRP:
BOE Toe Link kit: $240
SSC Rear Toe Link brace kit: $895

Inokinetic:
Rear Toe Link Brace $820
RTD Brace $400 (sold out)
RTD2 Brace $650 (sold out)
DS Brace $300
Rear Toe Link kit Single Shear $570

Thanks!
 

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I have enormous trust in BOE and that price is very good.
 

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I have enormous trust in BOE and that price is very good.
I notice that the more expensive SSC kit includes the bar. Do you think I need it?
And is the BOE kit difficult to install in the garage?
Thanks,

Edit: BOE full kit is $375. The price of $240 is only for 1/2 kit.
 

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You have to widen a hole IIRC. Website has instructions. I'd use regular, less expensive one.
 

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You left off BWR. They have great products as well! My car is a mix of Inokentic, BWR and custom rear double shear.
 

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DS Brace from Inokinetic uses stock-diameter bolt and so doesn’t force you to drill out the bushing and enlarge the hole in the frame (that was why i chose it -no permanent mods). I have it and recently replaced my A-arm bushings (BWR self-lubricating bushings), and there’s no added complication of having to mess with a different sized bushing, or drilling one out.
 

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All of the avalble kits will work and be stronger/safer then stock. The real differences is in how LONG they will last, the bearings...
some units are more track focus that will require replacements annually or at least at a high frequency (you replace a lot of stuff often on a track car...) Others will require less fussing with the install, such as drilling and what not.
imo, the kit that wil require the least amount of work after i install it is the winner for me. As far as I am aware there is only one manucfactuer that offers a warentee on the bearings, regarless of usage, Spitfire Engineering.
 

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DSbrace will work great for your use. If you have the factory Track Pack, our TLUkit will be the smart upgrade. RTDbraces will be back in stock early next week - they are being kitted up now. Call to discuss and we are happy to discuss the pros and cons...
 
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